Studies Reveal That Java Exploits Can Potentially Affect Millions Of Computers

Security experts urgently recommend computer users to deinstall or disable Java, with the recent discovery of the zero-day Java coup which allowed hackers to control vulnerable PCs, Linux computers and Macs. This has been made possible by a shortcoming in the new up-gradation of Java 7, which was launched in October 2012. A security lag in this update allows websites with malicious codes to gain control of the users’ computers. What is particularly disturbing is that users have to pay a ransom to hackers to regain control over their personal…

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